Health Informatics Ph.D. Minor
The purpose of the Ph.D. Minor in Health Informatics is to enable current IUPUI and IU doctoral students in other disciplines to learn and use Health Informatics approaches to solve problems that arise in their academic fields.
To be admitted to the Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics you must be a currently enrolled doctoral student in good academic standing in any IU or IUPUI school. Students in other departments of the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI are also welcome to apply.
Students who would like to apply to the Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics must submit via email to Elizabeth Cassell (firstname.lastname@example.org) an application package (PDF) containing:
- Resume, including the indication of the IUPUI or IU Ph.D. program in which the student is currently enrolled
- University student ID
- Personal statement (1 page)
- A brief message from the student’s primary advisor who approves the student’s request
Accepted students will be notified promptly.
Plan of Study (12 cr.)
The Ph.D. Minor in Health Informatics is a 12-credit hour program comprised of four (4) courses, each of which is 3 credit hours.
- INFO B530 Foundation of Health Informatics
- INFO B535 Clinical Information Systems
- INFO B581 Health Informatics Standards and Terminologies
- INFO B642 Clinical Decision Support Systems
If the program of research warrants it, additional Health Informatics courses at the 500 level or above, such as independent studies, may be substituted for core courses with the permission of a student’s faculty advisor and the Minor Program Coordinator.
Currently, most of the courses have online sections in addition to classroom sections; therefore, at the student’s discretion, the Ph.D. Minor coursework may be completed entirely online in a minimum of one and a half years. Please refer to the IUPUI Registrar website for the detailed schedule of the courses.
A minimum of B (3.0) is required in each course that is to count toward the minor. If a minimum of B (3.0) is not earned in a course, that course must be retaken. A course may only be retaken once. Students who fail to achieve the minimum grade of B (3.0) the second time they take a course will not be able to earn the Ph.D. minor.
The Ph.D. minor in Health Informatics does not require a Qualifying Exam.